The RCMP’s watchdog is investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: IIO called in after elderly woman struck by police vehicle in Chilliwack

Police watchdog looking for witnesses to incident that occurred Friday afternoon

B.C.’s police watchdog is looking into an incident Friday afternoon in Chilliwack, where an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIOBC) said the incident took place near the 5800 block of Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue on Friday at approximately 5:30 pm.

That’s in the Twin Rinks/ Sardis Library area near Mt. Slesse middle school. The woman was taken to hospital, where she remains with undetermined injuries.

The incident on March 30 on Tyson Road comes a month after the IIOBC was called to Chilliwack to investigate the death of a man following a Tasering by police on Vedder Road. The man who died was on a supervised visit with his four-year-old daughter on Feb. 24 when he took off with the young girl.

• READ MORE: Estranged wife of Chilliwack man who died in Taser incident opposed parental visit

The watchdog issued two pleas for potential witnesses in specific vehicles caught on video. At first they asked for drivers or passengers in a light-coloured Ford Escape and a dark-coloured Lexus SUV, then two weeks later IIOBC asked for help to find the driver or passenger in a dark blue Dodge Ram.

• READ MORE: IIO seeks drivers who may have witnessed fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

• READ MORE: IIO seeks witness in Dodge Ram who may have seen fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

The IIOBC is an independent civilian oversight agency which investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death. It does not require any allegation of wrongdoing.

Witnesses are being asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

• RELATED: Vedder road shut down after pedestrian struck March 27


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IIOBC is investigating after a woman was struck by a police vehicle in the 5800 block of Tyson Road in Chilliwack Friday.

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